When I started this design I wasn’t sure if I should add any embellishments to the sugar skulls apart from the painted designs, but I’m so glad I did. The pearls and bows really make a huge difference to how the design looks overall. Due to the size of the skulls, the designs I did weren’t detailed, just mainly dots. The deco ties everything together and makes them look fancier.
I wasn’t able to take photos outside, so I had to use indoor lighting instead. Because of that the holo in the background doesn’t look that strong, but under the right lighting it’s amazing. I used the Sally Hansen Salon Chrome in Holographic Kit and it worked really well. I was skeptical at first because I had previously bought the pink version and it didn’t work at all, but I saw the holo version and had to give that a try. I’ll have a review of that up sometime next week!
Anyway, to paint the skulls I used Fresh Paint Firefly, a light gray. Some of them came out looking more like skulls than others, but thankfully the deco covers the majority of the misshapen parts. I think this nail art came out pretty cute and it’s a great option for a not-so-dark Halloween design.